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Museums are Magic! Halloween weekend at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

Shrewsbury’s Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting a Halloween weekend of mystery and magic on Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 October.

Visitors to the historic town centre venue will have the chance to have their very own personalised spell written for them, make a magic wand using simple woodworking tools and create their very own magic potion. The first fantastic adventure in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (PG) will be shown on both evenings in the magical setting of the museum balcony.

In addition to the wealth of hands-on activities available, on Saturday 28 October bestselling author and illustrator Matt Sewell will be showing visitors how to create their own beautiful bird book in his Spot and Jot Owl’s Workshop.

Visitors will also be treated to a chance to see some live Owl’s courtesy of Battlefield Falconry Centre!

On Sunday 29 October magician Rob Chapman will mystify and delight with his super magic show suitable for all ages.

stop. café will be putting on a special spooky menu for children. Hot chocolate and Halloween themed treats will be available to buy throughout the film screenings.

Visitors are invited to come along in fancy dress.

The weekend of activities is part of the national ‘Museums at Night’ programme.

Fay Bailey, Learning & Communications Manager, said:

“Shrewsbury Museum is a magical building filled with curious and fascinating objects. What better way to celebrate Museums at Night than with a magic themed event suitable for the whole family.”

Mike Dalton owner of stop. café, said:

“The weekend promises to be a real attraction for all the family and we’ll be ensuring that visitors have a choice of tempting treats and goodies.” 

For further details and to book visit the website.